Nobel prize winners condemn US campaign of destabilization

Campaign News | Tuesday, 6 May 2003

Rigoberta Menchú and Gabriel García Márquez among signatories


The international order has been violated as a consequence of the invasion against Iraq. A single power is inflicting grave damage to the norms of understanding, debate and mediation amongst countries. This power has invoked a series of unverified reasons in order to justify its invasion. Unilateral action has led to massive loss of civilian life an devastation of one of the cultural patrimonies of humanity.

We only possess our moral authority, with which we appeal to world conscience in order to avoid a new violation of the principles, which inform and guide the global community of nations. At this very moment, a strong campaign of destabilization against a Latin American nation has been unleashed. The harassment against Cuba could serve as a pretext for an invasion. Therefore, we call upon citizens and policy makers to uphold the universal principles of national sovereignity, respect of territorial integrity and self-determination, essential to just and peaceful co-existence among nations.

Mexico, april 2003

This document was signed first by:

Leopoldo Zea, Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez, Miguel León Portilla, Andrés Henestrosa, María Rojo, Jaime Labastida, Víctor Flores Olea, Federico Álvarez, Gilberto López y Rivas, Pablo González Casanova.

The following Nobel Prize winners has signed the document too:

Rigoberta Menchú, Nadine Gordimer, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Gabriel García Márquez.

These writers, artists and thinkers have recently signed, among others, this document:

Mario Benedetti, Ernesto Cardenal, Oscar Niemeyer, Harry Bellafonte, Danny Glover, Antonio Gades, Alfonso Sastre, Volodia Teitelboim, José Balmes, Jorge Enrique Adoum, Thiago de Melo, Eduardo Galeano, Daniel Viglietti, Pino Solanas, Jorge Sanjinés, Luisa Valenzuela, Luis Sepúlveda, Abelardo Castillo, Sylvia Iparraguirre, Fernando García, Eduardo Mignogna, Tristan Bauer, Eduardo Pavlovsky, Norman Brisky, Noé Jitrik, Tununa Mercado, Mempo Giardinelli, Miguel Bonasso, Andrés Rivera, James Petras, Emir Sader, Atilio Borón, Arcira Argumedo, Arturo Andrés Roig, Gianni Miná, Claude Couffon, Roy Brown, Paul Estrade, Hebe de Bonafini, Santiago García, Ariel Dorfman, Claudia Korol, Renato Prada Oropeza, Fernando Butazzoni, Keith Ellis, Víctor Heredia, Nelson Osorio, Hildebrando Pérez, Giulio Girardi, Piero Vivarelli, Juan Antonio Hormigón, Rosa Vicente, Deonisio da Silva, Henri Alleg, Fernando Aínsa, Danny Rivera, Pablo Marcano, Armando Gnisci, Margaret Randall, Heinz Dietrich Steffan, Angela Correa, Miguel Vayo, Horacio González, Liliana Herrero, Dolly Oussi, Rodolfo Hermina, William Blum, Jane Franklin, Mamani Mamani,

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